Archive for Release Year: 1975

5 posts from 20 February 2021 to 07 April 2019.

  • French Connection II

    The difficult second album syndrome strikes again. Actually, this suffers from a lack of editing: remove the War on Drugs element in the middle and you get a solid action film, a low rent Bourne meets Hardcore Henry, of all things.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Bumbling fool or truth-telling jester? Does the line between the two cuts through a man’s heart? Was our protagonist born on the wrong side of the tracks, or his he just a manipulative bastard scheming to obtain quick fame? If so, he failed completely.

  • Three Days of the Condor

    A complex story of moral turpitude against the square-jawed personification of justice and valour. Such is the moral righteousness, it sways even a lonesome skiing photographer.

  • The Return of the Pink Panther

    More Closeau antics, female cat burglars and Dreyfus losing him mind.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino hissing to the crown while miming a cat’s paw remains an incredible image.